Coming weeks are decisive for Iran nuclear deal, Merkel says

The coming weeks are decisive for the future of the nuclear deal with Iran, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday the 10th of October, adding that every day that passes without Tehran responding to U.S. overtures will result in Iran enriching more uranium.
Speaking during a visit to Israel, the outgoing chancellor said that Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping also had a responsibility to help to push Iran back to the negotiating table, she said at a joint news conference with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett.

“I also see a responsibility for Russia and China here, since if the JCPOA (nuclear deal) is no longer doing what it’s meant to do then that’s very difficult, so we are now in very decisive weeks for this deal.”

Merkel said.

Talks to revive the Iranian nuclear deal are at a standstill. US secretary of state, Antony Blinken, said on Wednesday that the window for the Islamic Republic to return to the agreement is closing.

“Time is running short,”

he said at a joint press conference with the Israeli foreign minister, Yair Lapid.

“We are prepared to turn to other options if Iran doesn’t change course, and these consultations with our allies and partners are part of it.”

Earlier on Wednesday, the US special envoy, Robert Malley, said that Iran is sending daily signals that it may already have rejected a return to talks.

The Bible speaks of Iran in relation to a “treacherous deal”. The treachery is exposed when Iran blockades the Persian Gulf. This is all detailed in Isaiah 21. We don’t know if the original deal or a new deal is the treacherous one. We watch to see to see what happens. We do know is that great trouble is coming which will impact the entire world.

A grievous vision is declared unto me; the treacherous dealer dealeth treacherously, and the spoiler spoileth. Go up, O Elam: besiege, O Media; all the sighing thereof have I made to cease.  Therefore are my loins filled with pain: pangs have taken hold upon me, as the pangs of a woman that travaileth: I was bowed down at the hearing of it. (Isaiah 21:2-3)

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